"God could not be present everywhere, so he created mothers", so says a famous proverb. After all, a mother is a living embodiment of the divine qualities of unconditional love and forgiveness.
May 9 is celebrated as Mother's Day. It is an occasion for expressing our loving gratitude towards mother in all forms - the mother who gave us birth, the Mother Earth who sustains us, and the Divine Mother who takes us on the path of liberation.
Since the relationship with mother is our first relationship in the world, it sets the foundation for subsequent relationships. If the mother-child bond is strong and loving, the child learns to develop the same qualities in other relationships as well. It is said that there may be a bad child, but there can never be a bad mother.
The Greatness of Mother
The mother nurtures a child for nine months in her womb; during this time the child gets nourishment through the umbilical cord and forms a deep physical and emotional bond with the mother. After birth, the child experiences the world through the mother. The mother's milk is the perfect nourishment for the child's growth.
In Vedic tradition, the mother takes the first place of honor, even ahead of the father and the Guru (preceptor). She is the first teacher, and guides the child on how to eat, walk, talk, and express in different ways. It is her embrace that first arouses in the child a sense of security; her kiss is the first recognition of affection, and her empathy is the first promise that there is love in the world.
Forms of Mother
The word 'mother' itself has connotations of warmth and tender care. In certain parts of the world, people elevate their country to the status of 'motherland'. There is a Vedic saying that mother and motherland are more honorable than even Heaven.
Mother Nature is known to shower on us all her wonderful bounties, without expecting anything in return. Mother Earth bears all the living beings; she nurtures us by taking care of our needs like food, clothing and shelter throughout our lives. A cow, being the epitome of love and purity, is also equated as 'mother' as per Vedic tradition.
The Goddess is the epitome of compassion, and is responsible for our material and spiritual upliftment. Since she created all the living beings in the world, therefore the Goddess is referred to as the 'Universal Divine Mother'. Her grace is available to anyone who aspires for enlightenment.
I celebrate my mother every single second, minute, hour,day and year in my heart , soul & mind.
i lost my mother on 7th may 2008 and day after it will be 3 very very extremely long years having missed her physical presence but she is with me throughout my existence from the time she got me into this world till i complete my life cycle.
MAMA I KNOW YOU ARE LOOKING AT US GIVING US YOUR BLESSINGS , LOVE & BEST WISHES.
I LOVE YOU VERY VERY VERY VERY MUCH AND MISSING YOU VERY MUCH.